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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking tonight, nfl in crisis mode. one of the biggest stars in the league indicted. and what roger goodell is saying, is he sticking to his story? and tonight, the joan rivers investigation, the doctor being asked to step down. and what happens after you take your car into the shop? our team, and our cameras rolling. and our person of the week. sting, and the brand new american honor. why he's standing up for
american jobs. and is it true? he's not leaving any of his money to his children? good evening, it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we begin with another crushing blow for the nfl. another pro football star under wire. minnesota vikings star, adrian peterson indicted for reckless injury to a child. this, after what the nfl commissioner staying about the ray rice video. rice admitting he punched his now-wife inside an elevator. ron claiborne leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, adrian peterson indicted.
charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child. stemming from rough discipline of a minor with a switch or stick. the vikings are investigating. more bad news for nfl commiss n commissioncommissio commissioner roger goodell. telling the nfl players' association that in june, rice told him a starkly different video. he has made that claim before. >> when we met with rice and his representatives, it was ambiguous about what actually happened. >> reporter: but according to espn, he was told point-blank that he punch his now, wife, janay. and now, greg hardy, recently
convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, will take the field. calls tell a chilling story. >> what's going on? >> domestic violence. we need the police here, now. before she gets seriously hurt. >> reporter: the court documents say hardy pulled me by my hair and threw me on to a couch covered with assault rifles. hardy was convicted and is appealing. and neither the nfl or his team suspended him. and the nfl has a lot on it
plate tonight. late word coming from peterson's lawyer, saying he's cooperating with law enforcement authorities, and never meant to harm his son, and deeply regrets the unintentional injury. now to ohio and a dramatic prison break. families and neighborhoods on lockdown. a convicted school shooter on the loose. he was sentenced to life in prison two years ago, and breaking free. inside the man hunt, how they got him. >> reporter: an escaped prisoner --
>> they just escaped. >> reporter: 19-year-old t.j. lane serving three life sentences. >> 911, where's your emergency? >> we just had a shooting at our school. >> reporter: in court, lane showing no remorse. wearing a t-shirt with the word killer. the victims' families, all terrified. it was 7:38 p.m. when lane, along with two other prisoners, apparently scaled the fence. triggering the alarm at the medium security facility. police units scrambled, officers with search dogs combing the area, a helicopter with thermal imaging in the sky. nearly six hours later, at 1:20 a.m., a police dog finds lane hiding in a field. tonight the prison guards union, who demands more staffing here, says prison officials knew of a potential escape plan on wednesday but didn't do enough.
lane and the other escaped inmates, meanwhile, tonight have been transferred to a maximum security prison as officials investigate what went wrong here. >> thank you. and there are late developments tonight about joan rivers. here here's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: tonight the doctor who treated joan rivers at this manhattan clinic, has been forced out. sources telling abc news the medical doctor stepped down at the request of the clinic after he allegedly allowed an "unauthorized" physician to perform a procedure on the comedian. dr. cohen has since told patients he left to set up a new practice elsewhere in new york. sources tell abc news the other doctor in question, an ear and nose and throat specialist, performed a second procedure on rivers that day. that doctor was not authorized to work at the clinic. >> this procedure sounds benign,
but has some medical risks. >> reporter: the 81-year-old comedian had gone to the clinic for tests because her voice was raspy. while rivers was under anesthesia she went into cardiac arrest. tonight, the state health department is investigating what happened. so far, there have been no specific allegations of wrongdoing. the clinic has declined to comment, citing privacy laws. >> thank you. this evening, anguish and now anger from the parents of one of the americans executed by isis. they say their son, journalist james foley, dying a terrible death. and saying they were actually threaten by the white house. brian ross, what are they telling you tonight? >> reporter: they say they're
apalled by the way they were treated while their son was being tortured in a dark cell in syria. at the foley home in new hampshire today, diane and john foley delivered harsh words for how the obama administration dealt with them during their ordeal. >> we had to beg. >> the higher we went, it was more difficult. >> and we were an annoyance. it felt at some levels, they really didn't have time for us. >> reporter: long before their son james showed up in the isis hostage video last month, his parents had been trying to work behind the scenes to gain his release. but they say a white house national security official and a state department official both threatened them with prosecution if they tried to raise ransom money. >> we were told very clearly, three times, that it was illegal for us to try to ransom our son out and that we had the possibility of being prosecuted. i was surprised that there was so little compassion.
>> reporter: the white house denies any threats were made, but acknowledged to abc news today that an official had informed the foleys of a u.s. law against the movement of money to a terrorist group. >> i can tell you that i am totally unaware and would not condone anybody that i know of within the state department making such statements. >> reporter: the foleys also said they had learned from released hostages the precise location of where their son was being held as of last april, but that the u.s. was hesitant to move in. now, the foleys are settling a foundation in their son's name to help other hostage families with what they call the devastating consequences of inconsistent, opaque and unaccountable practices. they say that is what their son jim, always positive, would want. >> thank you, brian. >>. >> and elsewhere, judgment day
for the blade runner. oscar pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide. tonight, reeva steenkamp's parents say justice was not served. back at home, the cold and snow coming. just look at the weather wall. a 50-degree difference from the southwest to the rockies. and this funnel cloud. and snow in wyoming tonight. here's rob marciano. >> well, the snow is early, but it will moderate. chicago getting out of the 50s. and the pacific northwest, into the 90s. and so-cal, temperatures up over
100 in come spots. and tropical storm eduardo. could potentially develop into something serious. >> thank you. and now, to a crackdown on a crime costing americans tens of thousands of dollars. you saw this, a s.w.a.t. team closing in, but it's an enormous hoax. linzie davis tonight with the story. >> reporter: it's a terrifying experience. heavy-armed s.w.a.t. teams
descending on people. today, in a separate case, in federal court. allegedly part of an international swatting ring. is there a particular type of profile? >> it appears that kids in their teens and early 20s. involved in online gaming sometimes. >> reporter: there are more than 400 swatting attacks each year. place say he never actually spoke during the calls, but admitted he was in the background laughing. he's out on $100,000 bail tonight. authorities looking for others in the ring. >> and putting others at risk. there's still much more
ahead on "world news" this friday night. what really happens when you take your car into the shop? paying for repairs that never happened. and this solar storm bearing down on us. what you should really be looking for. and the legendary singer, sting, standing up for american jobs. that's coming up.
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when folks think about wthey think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs. when we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america. we're going to turn next tonight to an abc news undercover investigation. what really happens when you take your car into the shop? gio benitez with some costly repairs you may not need. >> reporter: stephanie, an abc
news producer, takes her infiniti to two highly-rated mechanics to ensure her vehicle is in perfect working order. >> this car is road ready. >> reporter: ace mechanic audra fortin rigs it so the check engine light, known by some as the idiot light, will be on. but a diagnostic test, which costs $50 to $100, should quickly detect the problem. stephanie goes to this repair shop, monty's in north babylon, new york. >> my service engine light's on. >> oh, okay. >> referee: our hidden cameras show a mechanic fixing the actual problem seconds after opening the hood, by plugging that loose wire back in. but another mechanic suggests he can take the sensor apart and fix it for $190. >> and $190, i can remedy your problem. >> reporter: when we return to pick up the vehicle, the mechanic at monty's proudly shows stephanie their work. >> so what i do, i open it and go one by one, clean it, you know. >> reporter: when we check our hidden cameras, we discover that monty's never even touched that sensor they said they would take apart. we did get a quick spray and rinse of the engine. and, of course, that loose wire was plugged in.
gio benitez with "20/20." you said you took apart that sensor, and you actually didn't do anything. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> reporter: you don't? >> no. >> reporter: you want to see what the video says? he says another mechanic did the work. that mechanic said there must have been a break in communication. how can you protect yourself? know your car. and tonight on "20/20," a mechanic is going spill the beans. there's a lot more to look out for. when we come back, the solar flares hitting us. are we safe. and you're not going to believe where this golf ball ends up. and here's what's coming up next week. >> david muir searching for that one thing that could create jobs
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finally tonight, here, our person of the week. the legendary singer who will receive a kennedy center honor. why he's standing up for american jobs. and he's not leaving any of his millions to his children? is that true? our person of the week. >> reporter: 42nd street here in new york. and we were invited through the doors, up the elevator. the music already bleeding through the doors. ♪
and on the other side of that piano, sting. composing and now watching his very first musical. but it was sting who had the first question. when does it become official? you're not officially person of the week until it airs. you can't claim -- >> so, i'm pre-person of the week. >> reporter: we watch the rehearsal with him. how does it feel to you? >> pretty good, except i'm not singing. >> reporter: but we all know that voice. ♪ every breath you take >> reporter: 100 million records sold. 16 grammys. and tonight, his musical, "the last ship." influenced by the town he grew up in. his mother, a hairdresser. his father, a milkman. and he would work every day of the week? >> he would work seven days a week. >> reporter: did that leave an impression on you? >> it gave me a work ethic.
>> reporter: many folks would never know that it was your mother who would play broadway music in the house. >> i was educated by my mom's record collection. all of the rodgers and hammerstein collection. and so i ate those records for breakfast. >> reporter: was there a particular show you remember best? >> "carousel" is probably my favorite. followed by "oklahoma." ♪ >> reporter: and now, his musical. about workers in a town who lost jobs, but not their spirit. >> we need to work. we need to make things. otherwise, we're just sitting with our little devices, tweeting. >> reporter: and we ask about his wife of more than 20 years. you told me when trudie walks into the room, your world lights up. >> she's my sunshine and my oxygen. absolutely. >> reporter: "every breath you take." everyone think this is, like, a great romantic song. >> i think it is a great romantic song. but it's also on the other side quite a dark song.
there's an element of surveillance in it, you know, i'll be watching you forever. that's not entirely healthy. ♪ i'll be watching you >> reporter: and about that new headline. sting saying he would not leave his money to his children. is it true that you plan on leaving them none of your material wealth? >> it's actually, it's never been an issue with my kids. my kids have inherited my work ethic. it's a privilege to actually make your own money. and we need that. and that generation needs that, too. >> and so we choose sting, now officially our person of the week. i'll see you later on "20/20" and next week. good night.
this is the "jeopardy!" battle of the decades. for the deciding game, here are the three finalists. in 2011, he won the tournament of champions. from brooklyn, new york, please welcome roger craig who won nothing on yesterday's show. [ mouths word ] in 2004, he set a 74-game winning-streak record that may never be broken. from seattle, washington, please welcome...